Volta Basel 2012
|11 t/m 16 juni 2012|
Public Hours: Mon June 11, 2 to 6pm
Tue-Sat June 12-16, 10 to 6pm
It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to VOLTA8, returning for its third year to Basel's Dreispitz neighborhood. What was recently a rough warehouses district has now been transformed into a cutting-edge contemporary art destination with VOLTA as one of the main instigators. With art on show from all corners of the globe, you'll find a lot of new and exciting positions that we can't wait to share with you.|
VOLTA8 opens to the public at 2pm on Monday, June 11, and our regular hours are from 10am to 6pm Tuesday, June 12 through Saturday, June 16. Admission tickets are 17CHF (14EUR), with reduced-price tickets available for 12CHF (10EUR), all purchasable at the front desk before the fair.
VOLTA8 is located at the Dreispitzhalle and is accessible by dedicated shuttle buses running from Art Basel (Hall 2, the side with the big clock) and LISTE. The trip is approximately 20 minutes from Art Basel and 15 minutes from Liste. Plus, VOLTA8 is easily accessible from Basel's central train station SBB via the Tram 10 or 11 line, and there is a 450-place car park a block from the fair.
A majority of our exhibitors took a cue from VOLTA7's critical praise last year, plus the enthusiasm over this year's solo-format VOLTA NY, and elected to show either single artist presentations or two to three artists in dialogue. Coupled with galleries showing installations in waves and an overall creative-minded focus, VOLTA8 should prove a thoughtful and thought-provoking art fair experience for all.